Hi readers! Do you want to know the mechanism of slaughtering animals according to Islam? Do you want to know the legality of slaughtering animals using teeth or nails according to Islam? Do you want to know, how is the mechanism for slaughtering animals that are hunted in the forest according to Islam? If your answer is “Yes”, then you are reading the right article. But before I explain that, I want to say that in Islam there are some animals whose meat is allowed by Muslims and animals whose meat they cannot eat.
In addition, animals whose meat they are allowed to eat may not be slaughtered carelessly or killed immediately. There are several things to understand about the mechanism of slaughtering animals whose meat they are allowed to eat. That’s the reason I wrote this article.
Difference of Opinion on the Mechanism of Slaughtering Animals according to Islam
If we read Islamic literacy about the mechanism of slaughtering animals, we will find three differences of opinion as follows;
First: Malik said, that slaughtering animals must be done by cutting the throat and two neck veins.
Second: Shafi’I said, that slaughtering animals must be done by cutting the throat. That is because these two things are the flow of food and drink. Splitting the two jaws is not required in animal slaughter.
Third: Abu Hanifah said that slaughtering animals can be done by cutting the throat, and one of the neck veins.
Does Islam Permit the Slaughtering Animals with Teeth or Nails?
Readers all! One important thing that we must know, is that the mechanism for slaughtering animals according to Islam must use sharp objects, such as knives, swords, and so on. The goal is that the tools used for slaughtering drain blood and cut the neck of the slaughtered animal. Of course we know that apart from knives or swords, teeth and nails can also be used for this. But the question is, does Islam allow the slaughter of animals with teeth or nails?
If we read Islamic literacy about it, then we will find an explanation that the majority of Islamic legal experts say that the tools that must be used to slaughter animals are sharp objects other than teeth and nails. But one expert on Islamic law, Abu Hanifah, said that it is permissible to slaughter animals with teeth and nails, if the teeth and nails are removed from the gums and fingers. This means that teeth that are still attached to the gums and nails that are still on the fingers should not be used for slaughtering animals.
Thus, we now understand that slaughtering an animal should not be done with a bite.